Award-winning actor and bestselling author John Lithgow wields a whip-smart, satirical pen in this poetic diatribe chronicling the last several abysmal years in politics. With lacerating wit and his signature humour, Lithgow gives readers a moment to exhale amidst trying times as he takes us verse by verse through the comedic history of Donald Trump’s presidency, lampooning the likes of Betsy DeVos, Anthony Scaramucci, Scott Pruitt, Paul Manafort, Trump’s doctors, and many more.
Illustrated from cover to cover with Lithgow’s never-before-seen line drawings, the poems collected in Dumpty draw inspiration from Mother Goose, A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, and Rodgers & Hammerstein. John’s unmistakable voice rings through every poignant limerick and verse, with poems like 'Trumpty Dumpty,' 'Mike Pence, the Cheshire cat,' and 'My Favorite Lies'. A YUGE feat of laugh-out-loud lyrical storytelling, this hilarious and timely volume is bound to bring joy to poetry lovers, Lithgow fans, and, let’s face it, most Americans.
About the Author
John Lithgow is an award-winning actor with two Tonys, six Emmys, and two Golden Globes. He has won an American Comedy Award, A Critics' Choice Television Award, a Drama Desk award, a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, A New York Film Critics Association Award, and Screen Actors Guild Awards for both drama and comedy. He has also been nominated for two Oscars and four Grammys. Lithgow has starred in numerous hit TV series including 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Crown, How I Met Your Mother, and Dexter, and in beloved films like The World According to Garp, Shrek, and Terms of Endearment.
He has received high praise for his star roles on Broadway and with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Lithgow is also the bestselling author of a series of children's book and was the voice in the digital audio version of John Oliver's A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo.